[Linux-aus] Should we change? Yes. To change is to grow.
jamezpolley at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 12:40:02 EST 2012
On 30/04/2012, at 12:09 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer <silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:33 AM, Ronald Skeoch <skeoro at muli.com.au> wrote:
>> On 29/04/12 05:20, Jon "maddog" Hall wrote:
>> I would like to suggest an approach of having a parent organization that
>> is "Free and Open Culture of Australia" or something as encompassing of
>> your value statement as you can get. This organization would lend its
>> resources and "umbrella" to as many organizations as it feels fits that
>> value statement. This has been suggested before.
>> I suggest
>> "Free Open Standards Community ANZ"
>> I believe this is an encompassing statement of our objectives:-
>> Free to use - May have patents appropriately held
>> should have appropriate licence
>> Free to enhance
>> "Open Standards" are a core necessity enabling
>> Word Camp ...etc to florish
>> "Community" - the major missing concept from politics today
>> opposie to global rationalisation
>> I believe our Advocacy should be to focussed on
>> achieving true "unencumbered open standards "
>> for all branches of community life,
>> - Health records
>> - Aussie hamburgers, cakes
>> - Car tinkerers
>> - Video Codec
>> - Government to people user interface
>> - Document storage etc
> I like the sentiment behind it, but it seems to exclude software and
> hardware - standards by itself isn't really what we are about. We
> don't want to be competing with "Standards Australia" in any way shape
> or form.
> "Free and Open Source Software, Hardware and Communities in Australia
> and New Zealand" is more what we are about, but that's really quite a
> mouth full...
I have a name which is short, simple, and inclusive: Open Australia.
Unfortunately that name is taken.
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